This small, black cat did nothing more than exist at the wrong place at the wrong time, and it very nearly killed her.
On January 19, area police officers received a call about an animal cruelty complaint in Hartford, Connecticut, the local NBC affiliate reported.
What officers found at the home of Carlos Trinidad, however, was more disturbing than they imagined - a cold, unresponsive cat who had been assaulted several times, according to NBC. The cat was bleeding from her mouth and nose, which appeared to be wet, suggesting they had been cleaned off, according to police reports.
She had been thrown against the wall and kicked across the floor, allegedly by Trinidad, Sherry DeGenova, the on-site officer with the City of Hartford Animal Control, told local radio station The River 105.9.